Former Australia batsman and Big Bash League winner, Luke Pomersbach has had a tough time since his retirement – part of it could be his own doing and has hit the nadir in his life.
Luke Pomersbach is currently facing charges for stealing golf clubs, clothing, and jewellery in the areas in South Perth, Scarborough and Woodlands between January 24 and February 16 this year. He has been involved in drugs and has been accused of stealing and possession of methylamphetamine.
His case has been conducted in Perth Magistrate’s Court since February 17 when he was charged with four counts of stealing, three counts of aggravated burglary and one count of possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property.
Last week, the 35-year-old was granted bail at a court hearing but was compelled to remain in jail after unable to meet the imposed court requirements, including a $5,000 personal undertaking.
Luke Pomersbach played 1 game for Australia after being picked from the crowd; played in the IPL as well
That was some international debut to remember for Luke Pomersbach when he was plucked out from the crowd to play for Australia. In a T20I game against New Zealand at the WACA in Perth in 2007, Pomersbach, who has represented Western Australia for a year, was seated in the spectators with his girlfriend.
Just before the game, batsman Brad Hodge injured himself while practising – without any replacement available in the squad, the management called up Pomersbach from the crowd to hand his debut cap. The right-hander scored 15 runs off 7 balls with a four and a six. Sadly. the promising youngster never played again for his country.
He went on to represent the then Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL from 2008 tp 2013 scoring 302 runs at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 122. He was detained by the Delhi Police on charges of assaulting an American woman and her fiance following a game.
He also won the BBL title with Brisbane Heat in 2013. Pomersbach retired from cricket in 2014 citing mental health issues.